On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, Henry Vilas Zoo needs your support to help us grow our lion pride!

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

Together, We Did it!

Thank You for Supporting your Henry Vilas Zoo on Giving Tuesday to help us bring home a new lion - planned to arrive this winter!

With all of your generous donations, the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo is proud to announce that we raised $10,530 on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2013. These funds will allow us to bring a young male lion from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington to join lioness Shakura at your Henry Vilas Zoo this winter! This extraordinary feat could not have been accomplished without your support.


Above & Beyond

Your Support Will Help Us Grow Your Zoo Family in 2014!

Our goal for Giving Tuesday was to raise $5,000 to help bring our new male lion home to your Henry Vilas Zoo. Through an outpouring of generosity and support, we not only met but even exceeded our goal for Giving Tuesday. These additional funds above and beyond our original goal will be dedicated to our Animal Welfare fund, and can help Henry Vilas Zoo to bring in even more new animals as well as exciting new species in 2014.

Your donations and pledges help us continue to build a world class zoo that you can be proud of, and support our commitment to providing excellence in care to all of our animals at your Henry Vilas Zoo.


"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill



Our Goal

On GivingTuesday, December 3rd the Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo needs your help to raise $5,000 in a single day to grow our lion pride! With your donations and pledges on Giving Tuesday, your Henry Vilas Zoo will be able to bring a young male African lion to Henry Vilas Zoo from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington to join our young lioness Shakura.

Please join Henry Vilas Zoo here on razoo.com, on Facebook and Twitter to watch our progress, and please show your support by making a donation to bring our new lion home!

How You Can Help

We ask that you consider showing your support for your Henry Vilas Zoo on Giving Tuesday by making an online donation on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, or by calling Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo at (608) 258-9490.

Thank you for your support and helping us to bring our new lion home to your Henry Vilas Zoo!

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